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by rubberman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The North Adelaide extension is only expensive because of the work that needs to be done to the King William Street Bridge. I'm no expert and at face value I can see why the general public (and even myself) don't understand this to be the case given that trams went over the same bridge 70 years ago...
by rubberman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

No surprises there. Their election promise was to cut, cut, cut. Actually, they promised to look at a City Loop and North Adelaide. However, the costs of the North Adelaide extension as presented by the previous Government were outrageous. I don't see how the present Government should be criticised...
by rubberman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Very odd article. Libs make a mess out of another issue. Well, based on the costs, I can't see anybody justifying a substantially different course. However, they are missing a number of minor tweaks to the policy that would have served them well politically. That is, they could easily have restated...
by rubberman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As someone unfamiliar with tram technicalities, what are the reasons for people’s hatred of the Citadis Trams? I'm not sure if you are familiar with tram history. If not, have a look at the website of the Australian Electric Transport Museum. In it they show various of the old trams they have on di...
by rubberman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As someone unfamiliar with tram technicalities, what are the reasons for people’s hatred of the Citadis Trams? I'm not sure if you are familiar with tram history. If not, have a look at the website of the Australian Electric Transport Museum. In it they show various of the old trams they have on di...
by rubberman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Given that the tramline will be out of action for three weeks in the CBD and down to the Entertainment Centre, will the government take the opportunity to grind out the noisy corrugations that have developed, and weld up the wear the Citadis have caused on various curves. It would seem to be the pe...
by rubberman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Given that the tramline will be out of action for three weeks in the CBD and down to the Entertainment Centre, will the government take the opportunity to grind out the noisy corrugations that have developed, and weld up the wear the Citadis have caused on various curves. It would seem to be the per...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not to mention comparing the current Glenelg tram to the Belair line is not possible, as the Glenelg tram has a multitude of stops over an equivalent distance on any stretch of the line. If the Glenelg tram had about half the amount of current stops, and was actually operated at its capable speed o...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Belair as light rail? The Glenelg line is 16 kms (including the Entertainment Centre extension) and feels like it takes forever to get from A to B. The Belair Line is 21km so that would be even worse, I really don't see how light rail is a viable option for that corridor when you factor in speed (a...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I guess that massive 6kms of tram over 16 years gives you hope with the other mob.[emoji1787] Full credit to Labor, they knew how to keep people dreaming. In 16 years there was not only the 6km of route extensions, but complete replacement of trams, track, overhead, substations. 16 years to do all ...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

[quote=ChillyPhilly post_id=181931 time=<a href="tel:1561770148">1561770148</a> user_id=1971] Not with a Liberal Government. Sorry. Actually, converting the Port line...and maybe the Belair line to light rail...which would shaft the rail unions nicely, and be cheaper than replacing heavy rail vehic...
by rubberman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550768

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Interesting that LeFevre Peninsula and light rail and merit all appear in the same sentence. Is there a glimmer of hope there? Not with a Liberal Government. Sorry. Actually, converting the Port line...and maybe the Belair line to light rail...which would shaft the rail unions nicely, and be cheape...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257790

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Extending the O-Bahn to GG should be a priority. The land is there. The old mob could have built that instead of the tram to nowhere along North Tce which took away a lane and all the right turns and U-turns. That project alone would take more cars off the road than that tram has done in its entire...
by rubberman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257790

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

We're "technology neutral", except cars are totally the best. Well, that's what the numbers are showing. I have bored people to death previously saying that high cost for tram projects will kill them. And here we are, high costs for tram projects are giving the government a reason to kill them. Wan...
by rubberman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2454
Views: 496551

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Construction progress at Adelaide Airport.
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Sorry about the fuzziness, but it was taken through a rain spattered window.